Jeff Harrison - Bass and Vocals

An Arizona native since three years old, Jeff Harrison grew up listening to music of the 70s. “I listened to anything and everything, from the Carpenters and Partridge Family to KISS and most of the 3-chord hard rock  bands of that era. The AM radio stations didn’t play the heavier music, so I was introduced to those bands from my friends’ album collections. In high school, I was introduced to The Beatles and Led Zeppelin from two of my best friends. During those years I soon found myself enjoying New Wave and Heavy Metal music, two genres that didn’t even share the same room. It was also during these years that I started playing guitar and two years later, the bass. I’ve always enjoyed playing bass and have been influenced by: John Entwistle, Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, Steve Harris, Geezer Butler, and later, Stu Hamm and Billy Sheehan.”

Jeff’s ability to “fill the gap” with his bass playing style became evident with his first power trio in high school “Defiance” and in bands Z-Force and Grudgemeyer. “Grudgemeyer, named after a character from The Wallace and Ladmo Show, which I watched daily along with every other Arizona kid, was my first experimental band. It was a three-piece original band and we played everything from blues/jazz to psychotic surf punk. We really didn’t have a name for what we were doing, but had early hints of Jane’s Addiction, mixed with Zeppelin and Zappa.”  

Jeff would go on to play solo and with others for the sake of jamming and making music after Grudgemeyer disbanded. It wasn’t until he heard songs from Daren Sweet’s “Pop’s Three Minute Pleasures” that he felt the urge to play the Power Pop music that influenced him from the 80’s. “Daren’s music was a like a breath of fresh air and reminiscent of the early 90’s Tempe music scene.” Jeff later found George Prentice through an online music referral source and felt he and Daren’s Pop music styles would compliment each other. Shortly, thereafter, Bruce Conners answered our ad for 2nd guitarist/keyboardist and was the missing piece to complete what is now known as Lo Fi Hi.

And the rest is history…..